First Mile Researchers Host Digital Literacy Workshop with Gwich’in Tribal Council

Last week the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s Department of Cultural Heritage (GTC) hosted a day-long workshop on Digital Content and Connectivity in Gwich’in communities. This pilot was designed by GTC staff and partners from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension and the First Mile Connectivity Consortium. The team included Dr. Rob McMahon and Master of Arts[…]

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Free Online Course from UBC

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Advancing reconciliation in classrooms, organizations, and communities through the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing. Check it out at https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-ubcx-indedu200x-1 About this course For educators, this means responding to educational reforms that prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners. In addition, educators must support all learners to develop their knowledge[…]

Líl̓wat Nation receives federal funding to construct Tśzil Learning Centre

ISED Press Release Government of Canada invests in new Tśzil Learning Centre The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $7.21-million investment in the Tśzil Learning Centre[…]

Tyendinaga takes control of the First Mile

First Mile Field Notes : Tyendinaga takes control of the First Mile By Rob McMahon, Kevin Maracle and Chris Maracle Note: This is an introduction to Tyendinaga’s First Mile connectivity story – in the coming months, community-produced videos will offer more detail of the history of community-driven technology development in Tyendinaga… High-speed broadband fibre runs[…]

Sunchild E-Learning Centre

On August 19, 2010 the Sunchild E-Learning Centre celebrated its tenth year of delivering quality distance education to Aboriginal learners throughout Alberta and the NWT. The Sunchild E-learning Centre started when, “[i]n 1999, members of the Sunchild First Nation considered the lack of education in their community and decided alternative methods were needed to reach Aboriginal[…]

Community Hubs and First Nations in B.C.

Community Hubs, Health and First Nations – British Columbia Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 05:32 AM By Mark Matthew When the Transformative Change Accord (TCA), the First Nations Health PlanTripartite First Nations Help Plan (TFNHP) were signed, First Nations Health Directors and Managers in B.C. made it clear that implementing the TFNHP was not something that[…]

Technology and education in Kahnawake

Kahnawake – Quebec Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:30 AM This video shows how teachers and other educational staff working in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake use technology. The video features interviews from people working in the community schools. It was produced with the Kahnawake Education Centre(KEC) with funding from the First Nations Innovation Project. According[…]

Technology at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School

Listuguj – Quebec Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 10:36 AM This video, produced by the First Nations Education Council in Quebec, shows how the community of Listuguj is using technologies in schools. Principal Jeff Grass discusses how teachers are using Smart Boards, tablets and laptops as learning tools to engage students. Technology at Listuguj: Alaqsite’w Gitpu[…]

Idle No More Videoconference Reaches International Audience

Canada – -Canada Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 04:03 PM On January 30th 2013, Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk andKO-KNET facilitated a videoconference to share information about the Idle No More movement in Canada. Occupy Canada mirrored the online event, attracting participants from 41 countries across the world. In total, approximately 5,790 unique webstream connections[…]